Riverside Junior Woman's Charity strives to build a stronger community by fostering friendships amongst our neighbors, addressing the needs of others and improving the quality of life in our township and the surrounding areas. 

Our History

The Riverside Junior Woman's Charity (RJWC) has a rich history dating back to the 1930s. In 1937, Lorraine Bender, of Riverside, turned the concept of a young woman's club into a reality. She and 35 other Riverside women met at Miss Bender's home and formed the Riverside Junior Woman's Club. 

Over 75 later, RJWC is still a vital part of the Riverside community. In 2009, the organization successfully worked to modify its' status to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. As a legally recognized charity, our members continue to improve the quality of life in Riverside and the surrounding areas by identifying the needs of its' residents, promoting those needs, and encouraging charitable support within the community to meet those needs. 

With focus on friendship and service, members remain loyal to the charity. RJWC currently has over 35 active members, over 30 associate members (five - nine years of service), and more than 15 honorary members (ten or more years of distinguished service).

To read a complete history of our organization, download "Riverside Junior Woman's Charity: Our History".

Board Of Directors

To contact the RJWC Board of Directors, e-mail board@riversidejuniors.com. Click on an individual board member's name to contact the individual.

Vice President of Community Outreach
Vice President of Fundraising
Vice President of Member Services
Vice President of Operations

You Make It Happen

Riverside Junior Woman's Charity (RJWC) owes a great deal of appreciation to its generous donors. Our sponor's support makes a substantial difference in our philanthropic efforts. To give, click the below "Donate" button or to learn more about contributing to the organization, visit our "Sponsors" page. 

Fundraising and Community Outreach

Over the years, RJWC has supported Riverside by arranging clothing and supply donations to local charities, organizing youth events and actively caring for community members through meals and service. To learn more about our fundraising and community outreach programs, visit our "Contact" page for a complete list of our committees. 

Philanthropic Efforts

Each year the active members of the Riverside Junior Woman's Charity vote to support a list of organizations and individuals with a charitable contribution. The following organizations received support in 2014-15, totaling $11,902.


Assisting Children
Jen’s Kids
Riverside Recreation Department
Riverside Little League

Assisting Adults/Elderly
Cantana Adult Life Services
People Care
Scottish Home

Supporting Community / Government Activities
Eagle Scout Project - Casey G.
Riverside Arts Center
Riverside Arts Weekend
Riverside Farmers' Market
Riverside Friends of the Fourth
Riverside Police Department
Riverside Public Library
Riverside Springs Ahead
Village of Riverside

Assisting Social Service Agencies
Community Support Services
Feed Our Community Day
UCP Seguin Services
Still Missed

Riverside Junior Woman's Charity Scholarship